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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 6, 2011 9:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten American Films 1954 - 1972

I missed the American part too. It ought to have bright neon emoticons around it so I could see/remember it.( Bill...:-)

DD, I don't feel the smart ass vibe with the 10 Ozu and Kurosawa, but some love. Do you have a fav. ? Seven ?


Great thread dark starz !

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jan 6, 2011 10:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten American Films 1954 - 1972

Sorry, I was just having a little "derail the thread" fun . Part of it , is that I am pretty conversant with Japanese cinema, but woefully ignorant of the rest of the world's !
Kurosawa's movies are a lot more accessible , though my favorite of his , "Ikiru", is not as entertaining as some of his . I think "7" is a better movie , but I might like "Yojimbo" more . Special note to a late movie of his "Ran" .
Ozu is definitely an acquired taste . SLOW . He once said "I don't want plot to get in the way of my characters" . His movies are one of those either you love them or find them maddeningly boring . For me , I find him a very subtle, and profound
filmmaker . A good one to see is "Tokyo Story", one of those always on the short list of greatest Japanese films .

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jan 6, 2011 11:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten American Films 1954 - 1972

Don't forget "High & Low," atypical for Kurosawa but a great film, and hands-down the best Ed McBain adaptation -"Fuzz," anyone? We might need a "worst 10 American films from 1954-1972" to cover that one.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jan 6, 2011 11:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten American Films 1954 - 1972

From "Ikiru" 52, to "Red Beard" 65, he has very few weak movies, one of the best runs of any directors .